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Fatal Accident Claims the Life of New York Bicyclist

A Brooklyn bicyclist was fatally struck by a private sanitation truck last month, January 17, in Long Island City, Queens. Tragically, this was the first cyclist to be killed by a vehicle in 2015.

According to the New York Police Department, the 36 year old male victim was struck at the intersection of 41st Avenue and Vernon […]

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What is the Scaffold Law?

The Scaffold law (NY Labor Law Section 240) was enacted in New York in 1885, to protect workers from unsafe conditions. Essentially, the law holds that general contractors and property owners are 100% liable for any gravity-related (falling) accident in which they are at least somewhat at fault.  This means that employers need to proactively […]

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New York City Cyclist Injured After Collision with Bus

In late July 2014, a cyclist on the Hudson River Greenway was severely injured by a NY Waterway Shuttle bus in Hell’s Kitchen (NY Waterway buses cross the greenway to access the 39th Street ferry terminal).

According to New York City Fire Department, the crash took place at 40th Street at approximately 9:42 a.m.  Bystanders reported that […]

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Ride Safely in the Back of a Yellow Cab

I don’t know about you but most of the time I’m getting around New York City by public transportation, in other words, the subway. It’s cheap, convenient and fast. Of course, there are those times when you need a taxi cab, such as when it’s late at night, it’s raining or you are just too […]

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